The spring return of Gotham has been full of energy and drive from the opening scene to the teasers for next week’s episode, and the showrunners deserve a lot of praise for the pacing of the show and the way in which it continues to build up into new and gripping dramatic situations.
Last week’s episode was compelling, following the rise of the Riddler in Ed Nygma’s search for identity, and then with the first steps of the Penguin in returning to life in the criminal underworld.
But the promo for next week’s episode, “The Primal Riddle“, 3.17, is pretty much off the hook. We get glimpses of all kinds of possibilities spinning out of past seasons and the return of the Penguin and the role of “unhinged villains” in the city. including a glimpse of Firefly, Selina’s former friend, and the general sense that sides are being taken in a big rumble coming up.
Here’s our promo for season 3, episode 17, which airs on Monday, May 8th, at 8pm on Fox: